So this time next week, I’ll be in Hamburg! I’m lucky enough to be able to spend a few days there before heading to Berlin on the train. Once I’m in Germany, I think things will become a lot more real. I can’t wait to start running outdoors on European soil, away from the still too hot climate of the UAE. Let’s just hope that my legs remember how to run when they’re not on a treadmill…
Last week, I completed my last ‘long long’ run and began to get excited about the taper. I’m still waiting for that! All of this indoor running has taken its toll, and I feel tired and slightly unmotivated. Still, not much longer to go and the weather will be perfect again, meaning that I can vary my routes slightly and head out to the hills of Hatta as well!
If you haven’t already, please do make sure to follow the Chasing Zest Instagram page. I’ll be storying the journey and final week of preparation (not the race itself, of course!), so if you want to learn about pre-marathon routines that might help with your own race, it will be useful for you.
As always, here’s a reminder of what I’m aiming for:
☆ To run a sub 3:30 time (my previous best is 3:37 in Chicago last year – the last marathon I ran).
☆ To achieve negative splits, running the second half faster than the first.